wwroam wrote:I hate to say it but I have never suffered from scanxiety.
In fact now that I have another oncologist for my NSCLC I hit him up for a script for CEA testing since that was what set off the alarms 12 months ago.
I would strongly urge others to continue with CEA testing long after the 5 byear mark. It can be very handy.
recruiter wrote:As much as I try to avoid it, absolutely. My scan is tomorrow, results on Tuesday - I always get a weekend to putter around the house and convince myself that it's time to buy a cemetery plot.
This one, though, is a little different after the set-to with Cigna, my insurance company and specialty pharmacy. Had been on Xeloda for nine months - 500 mg pill three times a day - when the script expired in January.
Imagine my surprise when the renewed script from my doctor arrived calling for 3 pills twice a day - twice the dosage I was taking.
I immediately went to the doc and asked for a clarification. I was supposed to be taking 3 pills twice a day for the entire period, but Cigna screwed up the dosage. The docs office says their pharmacy is notorious for doing that, sometimes totally on their own.
So ... after a month or so of the right dosage, it's going to be interesting to see if there's any noticeable differences on the CT. Certainly been some increased side effects. I don't know if a month is long enough for that to happen.
Caat55 wrote:Hope and prayers for all of us.
Aqx99 wrote:I never had scanxiety until recently. I had a CT scan last week. My oncologist called me yesterday to tell me that my thymus is enlarged and she wants me to go for a PET scan. I'm nervous as hell about the PET scan.
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